I have experience working with adults with inner experiences and long-term patterns of behaviour that interfere with relationships, working life and ability to make the most out of life. Creating a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and client-centred space is a central to my work.
I also have a strong interest in the intersection between mental and physical health (chronic illnesses, persistent pain, surgery), having experience working in private and public hospital settings.
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When not working as a psychologist I enjoy gardening, engaging in creative pursuits, and learning about life.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical registrar with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
I draw on a range of evidence based trauma-informed therapeutic approaches that suit the person and their goals. The type of treatment can range from brief, focused treatment for acute symptoms or problems, to long-term therapy for trauma, relationship issues, or persistent life challenges.
Initially, therapy focuses on building a strong therapeutic and collaborative working relationship, developing insight and utilising clinically-proven approaches to alleviate acute symptoms. Over time, we will collaboratively find an approach that allows you to understand patterns of thinking and behaviours that adversely impact you making the most of life and your general well-being. Therapeutic approaches include Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches.
My therapeutic work is informed by a career that has encompassed experience in the creative and arts industries, the education and government sectors, and working as an executive and as an economist.
Elizabeth Tupper at Cova Psychology